Men more likely to spread Covid-19 than women


Brazilian researchers find that men are more likely to transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus than women, probably due to the significantly higher amount of coronavirus in their saliva. — Pixabay

Besides being more susceptible to contracting severe Covid-19 and to dying from the disease, men are more likely to be infected first and to transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus faster than women.

This is according to a study by researchers from the University of São Paulo’s Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL), who analysed data from an epidemiological survey involving 1,744 Brazilian couples.

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